LONG SAULT, Ontario – There were no reported injuries after a bus caught fire in Long Sault on Monday evening, Jan. 20.
There were seven children on board as well as the driver at the time the fire started. The bus driver was able to get themselves and all of the students off of the bus safely.
The fire occurred while the bus was on French Ave. in the area of Ouellette Ave. at around 4:15 p.m.
The bus, owned by Roxborough Bus Lines, was quickly engulfed in flames.
Nick McRae, General Manager of Roxborough Bus Lines said that the bus was coming from Rose des Vents in Cornwall, and that while the cause of the fire has yet to be determined, it is suspected to be electrical.
South Stormont Fire Services was contacted for comment on the cause of the fire, but no response has been received as of time of publication.